IN order for democracy to survive in Pakistan, our political leaders should be open-hearted and tolerant of each other. If and when they criticise each other it should be in the national interst and not for personal gains or to satisfy their ego.
After the death of the father of our nation and other leaders of the Pakistan Movement such as Allama Iqbal, Maulana Mohammadd Ali Jauhar, Liaquat Ali khan, Sir Abdullah Haroon, Maulana Hasrat Mohani, Syed Hussain Imam and others, Pakistani leaders started using political rhetoric and passed derogatory remarks about each other.
This kind of behaviour seems to have been deeply entrenched in our national politics.
Leaders of the Pakistan Movement were men of refinement; today’s leaders look mediocre in comparison.
Shah Safdar Hussain
Published in Dawn, October 19th, 2018